The Division 2’s first free post-launch content update, entitled Tidal Basin, has arrived.
As with all of The Division 2’s post-launch content, it is available for free to everyone who owns a copy of the third-person shooter. It forms the first part of a series of content updates which will constitute what developer Massive Entertainment calls Invasion: Battle for DC, and brings the game’s first 8-player raid and a new PvP map.
Publisher Ubisoft has described various key elements of Tidal Basin: “Players face a new challenge in encountering Tidal Basin,a new stronghold held by the Black Tusk Faction. Tidal Basin is now home to some of the most powerful enemies in the game, and they’re not going down without a fight. After completing the Tidal Basin Stronghold, players will be able to advance to World Tier 5 and unlock the possibility to obtain gear scores 450-500.
“As part of the update, all players will also have access to a new PvP map called Fort McNair
The Invasion Apparel Event will allow agents to collect outfits inspired by the enemy factions, as well as new masks and weapon skins. Operation Dark Hours is the toughest of all challenges: an 8-player raid that will test the teamwork of the most experienced agents, coming April 25th.
“Invasion: Battle for DCintroduces a new Heroic difficulty setting making for some of the most challenging gameplay yet. Upon reaching World Tier 5, weekly invasions will be introduced with the Black Tusk taking control over selected main missions and strongholds in the city.These activities are harder to complete but more rewarding in loot and gear. Players can now enjoy two new exotic weapons, Pestilence and Nemesis, as well as three new gear sets: True Patriot, Hardwired and Ongoing Directive.”
Massive Entertainment adds that “A future update” will add a new Specialisation; as we reported, Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment set out a comprehensive roadmap for The Division 2 before it launched. For further information about The Division 2 and how it will evolve post-launch, visit the game’s website.